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What is BioLPG?

A greener gas

There’s no avoiding it, we must begin to make greener choices for our future

So let’s talk BioLPG. It’s renewable. It’s sustainable. It's made from a blend of waste, residues and sustainably sourced materials, and it's a step in the green direction. BioLPG, a biopropane, is chemically identical to LPG and is compatible with all LPG products, but this gas has a greener twist. This means that BioLPG has absolutely no compromise on performance, so it's as energy efficient as LPG, whilst supporting us all to achieve a greener tomorrow.

It’s a no brainer. With BioLPG, you can do your bit for the environment, whilst we provide reliable and sustainable energy. One step at a time, and with your help, we’ll reduce carbon emissions together.


Yep, you heard it here first. We aim to offer our customers 100% renewable energy solutions by 2040.1 And to get there, we offer our customers a Green Energy Plan with BioLPG. 
Calor’s BioLPG is produced by Neste, the world leader in advanced biofuels, and is then supplied by us via our parent company – SHV Energy.  It is manufactured in a custom-built production unit in Rotterdam and is a co-product of the ground breaking NEXBTL biodiesel production process. Quite honestly, it really is as amazing as it sounds.
 BioLPG is a co-product of the biodiesel production process. During manufacturing, the feedstocks undergo a series of complex treatments. They are combined with hydrogen in a process, called hydrogenolysis, which separates and purifies their energy content. During the refining process, a variety of waste ‘off-gases’ are produced that contain propane or BioLPG. For every tonne of biodiesel, 50 kg of BioLPG is generated from this off gas stream. This co-product is then purified to make it identical to conventional propane. And there you have it, the production of BioLPG.

We’re very committed to providing our customers with renewable energy solutions and it means a lot to us that you’re thinking about our greener future.

Every drop of BioLPG is tracked; we add BioLPG to our existing LPG network and receive 'Green Gas credits' that we apply to each of our green customers.  The more BioLPG that we add to our network, the more Green Gas credits we can offer for our customers.  

The Green Gas Certification Scheme ensures traceability of all green gas delivered to, and used up by our customers while also highlighting the amount of CO2 saved by all of our brilliant green customers.

BioLPG benefits

It's a greener way of life

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    Reduce your carbon emissions by up to 80% *
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    Works perfectly with all LPG products
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    Delivered in the same way as LPG
  • Made from a range of sustainably sourced raw materials

BioLPG for business energy

Sustainable fuel for FLT & HGV

You may know that under the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment, your business will need to demonstrate a 20% saving in carbon emissions by 2020. But don’t worry – BioLPG will help you to achieve exactly that. Our sustainable energy source is International Sustainability and Carbon Certification scheme approved.2 Plus, BioLPG works just like conventional LPG so there's no need to change existing equipment, vehicles or supply infrastructure.

BioLPG is currently available in the following sectors:

  • Lower carbon emissions by 20-32% compared to conventional LPG3
  • Reduce fuel running costs by up to 24% when switching from diesel3
  • Lower carbon emissions by 50-80% compared to conventional LPG4
  • Reduce fuel running costs by up to 15% when switching from Diesel4
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BioLPG for home energy

Your home, but greener

So you'd like to reduce your carbon footprint. But you don't want your home energy to suffer as a result

We don’t blame you. Truth is, BioLPG can be used for absolutely everything that conventional LPG is used for. 

A renewable gas, BioLPG is one of the greener things in life. We offer a green energy plan for your home, whereby 40% of your home energy is renewable (40% BioLPG / 60% LPG).5 And you can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 38% when compared to heating oil.6

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1 Alongside Calor's parent company, SHV Energy, Calor's ambition is for 100% of their energy products to be produced from renewable sources by 2040. SHV Energy brings BioLPG to Europe (SHV Energy, 2018).

2 Information about the Green Gas Certification Scheme can be found on the Green Gas Certification site.

3 Emissions saving compared to conventional LPG based on allocation of 40% BioLPG and 60% conventional LPG. Fuel costs savings calculated using typical cost & performance parameters for 1.5 and 2.5 tonne forklift trucks, running 8 and 16-hour shifts. Figures supplied by leading forklift trucks OEMs.

4 * Emissions saving compared to conventional LPG and only applicable to LPG element of total dual fuel. Fuel cost savings based on one HGV travelling 100,000 miles over a year period with 25% LPG substitution, compared to a purely diesel-fuelled HGV equivalent.

5 For home energy users, BioLPG is mixed with conventional LPG in a 40% BioLPG/ 60% conventional LPG mix, meaning you'll be on a 40% renewable energy plan. Percentage composition of blend may vary depending on the availability of BioLPG product

6 38% reduction in GHGs (CO2e/ eq function) compared to heating oil. Emission savings calculated based on allocation of 40% BioLPG and 60% conventional LPG. (Atlantic Consulting, 2017, a report commissioned by Calor Gas Limited)